~Your best rest~

Unique private forest villa for short-term rental in Aveiro area, Portugal

Rated 5/5 on Airbnb, and 10/10 on Booking.com

the nest

This is a unique place for a forest retreat in a remote and secluded location. Enjoy isolation, privacy and quietude whilst surrounded by nature. Sleep to the sound of our waterfalls and the water stream that crosses the property, and wake up to crickets and birds. During the warmer months it is great out, under the sun or the soothing shadow of one of our close to 70 species of trees, whereas in the colder months you’ll enjoy being inside looking at the alluring landscape that keeps changing throughout the year.

Inside view of a cozy space for reading and resting, with a view to one of our lawns.
The living room is bathed by sunlight throughout the afternoon and has a panoramic view to the natural surroundings.
Bedroom 1, featuring a 1,6 x 2 m bed, a window with a view to one of our waterfalls, and French windows to the balcony with a panoramic view over our forest surroundings.
Main bathroom, lit by sunlight from noon to sunset.

The accommodation area is 160 square metres, while the whole property is around 2 acres. We have two bedrooms, one with a King-size bed and the other with a double bed, a full bathroom with a bathtub for two, a toilet, a cozy space for reading and relaxing, a dining and living room, and two balconies.
All rooms have windows or French windows facing outdoors, including the kitchen and both bathrooms (which are fitted with mirrored glasses). Outside you will find sun loungers, hammocks, chairs, stools, tables and sun umbrellas.
Our kitchen is fitted with sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, top-stove, electrical oven, microwave oven, toaster, Nespresso coffee maker, electrical boiler, blender, and a hand blender. You will find salt, sugar, oil, olive oil, and vinegar.

One of our own waterfalls, close to one end of the house.
During the warm seasons this captivating green is the background for day-long sunbathing.
Bedroom 1, featuring a 1,6 x 2 m bed, a window with a view to one of our waterfalls, and French windows to the balcony with a panoramic view over our forest surroundings.
Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 featuring one of our flower arrangements made with flowers from our gardens.
Living room.
Detail from our living room.
Dining room table featuring one of our flower arrangements made with flowers from our gardens.
Lamp handmade by us using the glass fusing technique. These lamps can be found in both bedrooms and in the hall.
Well-equipped kitchen with sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove-top, electrical oven, microwave oven, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, electrical boiler, blender, and hand-blender.
Bathtub for two in the main bathroom.
Toilet with a view to one of our lawns.
Dinning room balcony, where you can appreciate sunset dinners.
This is your car’s nest, inside our property and under the house.
View from the outside to our cozy space for reading and resting with a view to one of our lawns.
One of the lawns by the house where you may relax under sunlight or shadow, depending on the season and the time of day.
Lawn by the house with day-long sun exposure.
Path from the house leading to one of our waterfalls.
Hot day? Enjoy the cool soothing shade on one of our hammocks.
Enjoy our hammocks with a view to our waterfall!
One of our property’s waterfalls close to the house.
Balcony with access from the bedrooms for enjoying a delightful sunset.
The house is welcoming all year round because of its relation with the surrounding nature.
Bedroom 2, featuring a 1,35 x 1,85 m bed, and French windows to the balcony with a panoramic view over our forest surroundings.
Bedroom 2 seen from the balcony.
The dining/living room is bathed by sunlight throughout the afternoon and boasts a wide panoramic view to our natural surroundings.
Living room.
You’ll find a diversified collection of LPs and singles at your disposal to appreciate the joys of vinyl.
Well-equipped kitchen with sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove-top, electrical oven, microwave oven, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, electrical boiler, blender, and hand-blender.
Main bathroom lit by sunlight from noon to sunset.
Main bathroom lit by sunlight from noon to sunset.
If the weather prevents you from taking a walk outdoors you can always do it indoors.
Dinning room balcony seen from inside.
One of the lawns by the house where you may relax under sunlight or shadow, depending on the season and the time of day.
External view of the dining room and its balcony. The house has two floors: the top one is entirely at your disposal and the lower one is reserved for the hosts.
Lawn by the house with day-long sun exposure.
Our property has a large forest area waiting to be discovered.
Flowers from one of the close to 70 species of trees you’ll find on our property, apart from numerous flower species.
Our property has a large forest area waiting to be discovered.

The house was built in 2002, and has two floors: the upper floor is entirely at the disposal of one group of guests at a time, while the lower floor is reserved for the hosts. There are two bedrooms — King-size and double beds — (capacity is four people), a bathroom and a toilet, a corridor, a kitchen, a living and dining-room, a hall, a cozy space for reading and relaxing, and two balconies. All the spaces display large windows to the outside. There are indoors and outdoors dining areas. Not all forest area is easily accessible and as such our outdoors are not suited to people with mobility needs. Our grounds are not safe for unattended children, due to fall hazard in some spots. The neighbouring zone is forest area with no houses around, typically very quiet.
Around the property there are no shops or services, but at Sever do Vouga village (5 km away) — «the home of the blueberry» — you will find all kinds of useful services, as well as a number of tourist attractions.
The property is 80 km (60 min) by car away from Porto’s airport, 45 km (40 min) from Aveiro’s railway station, and 20 km (30 min) from Albergaria-a-Velha’s bus terminal.

Amenities

We are a self catering forest villa suited to stays of one to four guests during three to fourteen nights.

General

Internet
Wi-fi (±50Mbps)
Pocket Wi-Fi on request

Comfort
Non-smoking
Central heating
Hot water
Fireplace in the living room
Mosquito nets
Hardwood floors and ceilings

Outdoors
Gardens
Lawns
Forest
4 sun loungers
4 hammocks
4 chairs
4 stools
2 tables
1 mini-table
2 sun umbrellas

Kitchen

Sink
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Top-stove
Electrical oven
Microwave oven
Toaster
Nespresso coffee maker
Kettle
Blender
Hand blender
Pots and pans
Plates for all purposes
Glasses for all purposes
Cups
Bowls
Baking sheet
Silverware
Cooking salt
Table salt
Sugar
Cooking oil
Olive oil
Vinegar
Napkins
Kitchen paper
Dishwashing supplies
Iron

Bedrooms

Each bedroom
King-size or double bed
Cotton linen
2 softer pillows
2 harder pillows
1 warm duvet
1 mid-season duvet
3 towels for each guest: bath, hands, lying
Wardrobe
5 Hangers
Room-darkening shades
Socket by the bed

Bathrooms

Hands gel
Shower gel
Mild shampoo
Towels
Toilet paper
Hair dryer
Bathtub
Bidet
Toilets
Basins

Entertainment

Treadmill
Board games
Books (English, French, Portuguese)
Vinyl records and turntable
TV set (not connected to cable or streaming) usable with Android or HDMI devices

Security

Fenced property
Inside parking
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
Fire mantle
First aid kit
CCTV outside (switched off during guest stays)

My name is Armando. I’m managing the nest with the help of my wife. We love our property and are very happy to provide pleasurable retreats for our guests. I speak English, French, and Portuguese.
Information you need to know before booking a stay

House rules

~ Minimum length of stay is 3 nights and maximum 14 nights (most common stay length is 7 nights).
~ Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.
~ Wi-Fi is available inside and around the house (speed is typically 50 Mb).
~ Naturism is welcome, we’re a naturist-friendly property.
~ We are not equipped or prepared to host babies or infants.
~ Our grounds are not suited to unattended infants due to fall hazard.
~ Please mind the occasional presence of bees, mosquitos or spiders if you’re sensitive to them.
~ Please be aware that from time to time agricultural or forest work related noises may be heard in the vicinity.
~ Smoking is not allowed indoors but is OK outdoors using the ashtray.
~ Fire is not allowed outdoors, due to fire hazard.
~ No pets allowed under any circumstance.
~ Photographic or video shoots for commercial purposes are not allowed.
~ Due to legal, insurance, and logistic reasons capacity is 4 registered guests, and no visitors are allowed. Under no circumstance will we host more than 4 people, regardless of their ages.
~ Functions, events or parties are not allowed.
~ Under Portuguese law all non-Portuguese guests must provide their ID.
~ There is no cleaning service, towel or linen exchange during stays up to 7 nights.
~ The TV set is not connected to the Internet or streaming services but you may use it with Android or HDMI devices.
~ The agricultural area of our property is unavailable for guests.
~ Check-in is from 2 PM, and check-out is until 2 PM.
~ One of your hosts will be at the property during check-in and check-out, and may eventually also be there for brief periods during your stay. However, they will always be a phone call or text away in order to assist you in your needs.

Reservations

You can check our availability below. We don’t do direct bookings, and use online channels for reservations — please click on one of the online channels.
If you are a member of one of our partners, you may make an inquiry here.


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the nest

Rua do Louriçal ~ Lugar de Louriçal
3740.325 Sever do Vouga ~ Portugal

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